THE CRICK­ETERS WHO DIED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Cricket Remembers -

LORD’S has paid a poignant trib­ute to the fallen he­roes of the First World War.

As part of the Cricket Re­mem­bers cam­paign, a Tommy sil­hou­ette (left) was placed in front of the stand named after Pel­ham Warner, who him­self served as a cap­tain in the War Of­fice.

The sil­hou­ettes are part of the There But Not There project, which marks the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice.

County cricket was sus­pended be­tween 1914 and 1919 and at least 210 crick­eters served in the war. This week, three Eng­land cricket teams will also com­mem­o­rate the Ar­mistice across the world, with the men in Sri Lanka, women in the West Indies and Lions in the UAE.

Tom Har­ri­son, ECB Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, said: “Cricket Re­mem­bers high­lights the con­tri­bu­tion made by peo­ple from cricket to the na­tion’s war ef­fort.

“We can only imag­ine the courage of those who went to fight and it is im­por­tant that we com­mem­o­rate their sac­ri­fice.”

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